The post-pandemic tuition increases have begun

The post-pandemic tuition increases have begun.

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, after an incredibly difficult enrollment and therefore revenue year for many colleges, we’re starting to see this reflection in new tuition increases, including at the state systems in California, Iowa, and Minnesota.

The takeaway? The financial stress of the pandemic was incredibly hard on the majority of our students. But because of that, they were hard on many and most of our institutions as well. And this volatility creates an unfortunate scenario of raising tuition in a time when many more are struggling to make ends meet, potentially further increasing the inequality of our populations.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.